Forest Hill Manor is located in Fort Kent, Maine. The city has a population of 4,676 people. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the highest ratings we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percent of all facilities in the nation. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category scores. It is hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Forest Hill Manor
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Few facilities performed this well in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A+. Our nursing score is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Maine in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a patient more often.
Does this page answer your questions about Forest Hill Manor?
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was long-term care. Contributing to its dominant profile, this nursing home also excelled in that area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A in the category. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 96.51163 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we graded, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility completed an elite profile. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Hill Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Hill Manor, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Hill Manor, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Hill Manor, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Hill Manor, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Hill Manor, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Hill Manor, 8.37% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Hill Manor, 94.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Hill Manor, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Hill Manor, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Forest Hill Manor, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Hill Manor, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
- Northern Maine Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.08 miles away194 E Main Street Fort Kent Maine 04743Voluntary non-profit - Private(207) 834-3195